While tooling around Mount Ruapahu we decided to take a closer look at the snow situation. It was the end of the season so we didn't expect much. At least the access road was clear and dry. The dude in the pic is my riding buddy Rene van Irsel.
At the end of a very winding and twisting road is a place that looks like this. Russell, Bay of Islands
Rene with his BIG catch of the day, John Dory. When touring around NZ always carry a bit of fishing gear.